Our retreat is in the middle of everywhere and away from it all. It is a place to escape from the crazy world and enter into wild, relaxing and comfortable spaces, to socialise with other guests, or to be alone. Come enjoy our wild gardens on an environmentally friendly property with abundant birdli...
Our retreat is in the middle of everywhere and away from it all. It is a place to escape from the crazy world and enter into wild, relaxing and comfortable spaces, to socialise with other guests, or to be alone. Come enjoy our wild gardens on an environmentally friendly property with abundant birdlife and stunning stars at night.
There is lots to offer and is in a great central location to other attractions on the West Coast.
- Rivers, lakes, and beach all within 10 minutes drive. Hokitika and Greymouth are 20 minutes,
- Punakaiki is an hour and the glaciers, ski fields, mountains and Westport are within 2 hours drive.
- Come and enjoy the area with the amazing Wilderness Cycle Trail, walking and mountain biking tracks.
- The stars are great viewing and the area is a photographer's dream.
- Not to mention the award-winning Theatre Royal Hotel within walking distance.
Essential Stay Info
Eating and Drinking
Breakfast Not Available
Dinner Not Available
Lunch Not Available
4 x Single beds (2 x Bunk sets)
4 x Single beds (2 x Bunk sets)
More info about the property
Rooms sleep 4 in sturdy bunks. Newly created and decorated, these 4-bed dorms have lots of space, sturdy comfortable beds, new carpets, bedding, and pillows. Warm heaters, hot water bottles, beanbags...
Rooms sleep 4 in sturdy bunks. Newly created and decorated, these 4-bed dorms have lots of space, sturdy comfortable beds, new carpets, bedding, and pillows. Warm heaters, hot water bottles, beanbags, and blankets keep it cosy, whilst being light and bright during the day. New bathrooms next door with amazing hot showers!
- BBQ facilities
- Shared kitchen (outside undercover) with electric kettle, fridge, crockery, cutlery, pots, pans and hotplates
- Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
- Shared lounge/TV area, Games room, library, darts, Board games/puzzles and books, DVDs, music for children
- WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
- Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Vending machine (snacks)
- Shuttle service (additional charge), Luggage storage, Tour desk
*To book a private room, please book all 4 beds.
*Laundry facilities $5 extra.
Unique kiwi experiences for you
Quiet location on edge of village & walking distance from local hotel/pub.
Near Wilderness Cycle trail & other small walks.
Stars, Birds, Puppy and Magic..... need I say more
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What we love about this property
The guests that find this place seem to be wonderful, respectful, interesting and social. Stories are shared between cyclists on the wilderness trail, Kiwi families on holiday, young international tra...
The guests that find this place seem to be wonderful, respectful, interesting and social. Stories are shared between cyclists on the wilderness trail, Kiwi families on holiday, young international travelers and retired adventurers.
Activities on or nearby this property
Get On Your Bike
Nature Walks and Tramps
Rural Views for Star Gazing
Fridge (or cooling facility) available
Property Manager on site
Sealed roads only
Kate's personal touches made this a nurturing place that you won't get in most other facilities
This is a beautifully renovated property that Kate has taken great care to lovingly restore. It is very quiet and peaceful and I would have no hesitation in recommending this as a great place to stay for either a short stay or longer.
The honesty system. The relaxed atmosphere. The interesting grounds and commitment to caring for the environment. The caravan was comfortable and very clean.
About your host, Kate
I arrived on the West Coast at the tender age of 25 from Dorset, England and promptly found a place that I could call home.
After working in hospitality in Franz Josef, Hokitika, then four and a half years in Punakaiki, I bought a rundown property in Kumara.
The property had been on the market for more than 10 years and needed a lot of love. It had beautiful bones and a nice feeling even though it was rotting, wild, smashed and broken in places.
After a few hectic hard years of working full-time, learning as I went, landscaping and renovating, I took a leap of faith and opened the Villa as a holiday home.
The retreat is now entering a new phase and will be offering Yoga classes, massage, reflexology, Sudjok Korean Therapy and other healing treatments throughout summer. Hidden within a tent surrounded by wild garden and the sweet music of birdsong, this tranquil space allows you to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with your soul and spirit.
My springer spaniel Scout is my entertainment - as well as meet and greet manager. Between us we enjoy getting to know each guest, learning and sharing the stories and going the extra mile with genuine interest and kindness. Who knows what comes next, but I see a few more large tents, a couple of powered sites, workshops for healing and yoga, organics, creating music and art and who knows what else! I am always open to ideas and feedback.
I love my home here and am happy to share the space with you. It will never be finished, it will always be a little wild and is progressing organically.
I look forward to welcoming you to my home.
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